Image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.


Born: 1898, Long Melford, Suffolk.

Died: 24th September 1917; age: 19; Died of Wounds.

Residence: Pinetoft Lodge, Rushmere St. Andrew, Suffolk.

Enlistment Place: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: January 1916.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 31488

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st/4th Battalion.


Grave Reference:


Locne Hospice Cemetery,







1901   Church Terrace, Long Melford, Suffolk.


Reginald was 2 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Henry Walter Whent, 36, a Coachman – Domestic, born Long Melford.

Katherine Whent (nee Manning), 34, born Tostock, Suffolk.

Arthur Edward Whent, 12, born Long Melford, Suffolk.

Percy Harry Whent, 9, born Long Melford.

May Florence Whent, 7, born Long Melford.


1911   Street Farm, Drinkstone, Suffolk.


Reginald was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Henry, 45, a Coachman – Domestic.

Katherine, 45.

Percy, 19, a Farm Labourer.

Avice Emily Mary, 8, born Long Melford.


Reginald’s medals were sent to his father, Mr H. W. Whent, 23, Pellatt Road, East Dulwich, Southwark


Soldiers’ Effects to Henry W. Whent – father.


Reginald is also remembered on the war memorial at Dance East, Jerwood Dancehouse, Ipswich – formerly Cranfield’s Flour Mill.

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Suffolk Regiment, 1st/4th Battalion

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment




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